Weekend Showcase: Gallery 5004 Features Artwork of Richard Sussman
The current exhibit at Gallery 5004 in Robbinsdale features the early artwork of Richard Sussman.
Some of the works have resurfaced from Sussman’s estate and have never been on public display. Tim Bechtold with Gallery 5004 says that’s unusual.
“This is the first opportunity for people to see some of those works that he had in his own personal collection,” Bechtold said. “You might say that’s a bit unusual in the fact that he died some 50 years ago in 1971.”
Art enthusiasts say Richard Sussman’s art is probably in the top five of most famous painters from Minnesota. His work has been included at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art GAllery and many more distinct museums and collections.
Bechtold says Sussman was born in Minneapolis, went to North High School and received education at the Minneapolis School of Art, which is now known as Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Then, Sussman went to New York to study and create art. That period of time, during the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, is when the art was created that is included in this exhibition.
You can see the artwork of Richard Sussman and even purchase some of it, from now through the end of June. Gallery 5004 is open on Saturdays and Sundays.
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